Broad River Electric Cooperative will be collecting food for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels throughout the month of February. Non-perishable items such as canned goods, dry foods and other items of need can be dropped off at the cooperative’s Gaffney office located at 811 Hamrick Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Cherokee County Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious noonday meals and personal contact to over 400 home-bound persons in Cherokee County who have no other way of receiving this service. The service is provided on the basis of need regardless of age or income.
“There are so many in our community that Meals on Wheels reaches with food and fellowship,” said Broad River Electric president and CEO Terry Mallard. “They serve a very important role and we are proud to partner with our members and fellow citizens to support them.”
The goods donated will stock the organization’s pantry, which helps prepare their clients for inclement weather or provides supplemental groceries. Pet foods are also accepted.
“Cherokee County Meals On Wheels relies on the kindness of others which is why we appreciate the Broad River Electric Cooperative food drive,” said Terry Dennis, executive director for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels. “Many of our clients are elderly, homebound or disabled and depend on these groceries.”
One of Broad River Electric’s seven guiding cooperative principles is a commitment to community. The cooperative and its philanthropic subsidiary Broad River Electric Charities, Inc. supports organizations and initiatives throughout its service territory through the donation of funds, goods, and services.
Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing services to more than 18,000 members in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina in order to improve the quality of their